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Use of AMD's Aparapi libraries in Apache projects

Question asked by edwardyoon on Aug 22, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2017 by edwardyoon

Hi,

 

My name is Edward J. Yoon, a member of Apache Software Foundation. I recently considering to use of Aparapi, a Java bytecode to OpenCL conversion tool developed by AMD for support SIMD and GPUs in my (Java-based) open source projects (Apache Hama [1] and HORN [2]), but heard that Aparapi license is not suitable for inclusion in Apache products. Apache Software Foundation legal team advised me [3] as follow:

This license is not suitable for inclusion in Apache products.
We advise you contact AMD to seek a license change to one that would fit with the OSI definition.
Please reopen/contact on license-discuss if you would like to discuss further.

Can you allow us to include aparapi binary files, or give me some feedbacks?

 

1. https://hama.apache.org/

2. https://github.com/apache/incubator-horn

3. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-268

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